This course introduces developers to IBM Operational Decision Manager V8.6. In this course, you learn the concepts and skills that you need to design, develop, and integrate a business rule solution with Operational Decision Manager.


This intermediate course is designed for application developers.


You should have:

Experience with the Java programming language and object-oriented concepts
Experience with Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE)
Knowledge of Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE)
Basic knowledge of Extensible Markup Language (XML)
Note: If you do not meet all of the requirements, you can still complete the lab exercises for this class by following the step-by-step instructions that are provided.


Describe the benefits of implementing a decision management solution with Operational Decision Manager
Identify the key user roles that are involved in designing and developing a decision management solution, and the tasks that are associated with each role
Describe the development process of building a business rule application and the collaboration between business and development teams
Set up and customize the business object model (BOM) and vocabulary for rule authoring
Implement the execution object model (XOM) that enables rule execution
Orchestrate rule execution through ruleflows
Author rule artifacts to implement business policies
Debug business rule applications to ensure that the implemented business logic is error-free
Set up and customize the testing and simulation environment for business users
Package and deploy rulesets to testing and production environments
Integrate decision services for managed execution within an enterprise environment
Build client applications to invoke ruleset execution
Test, monitor, and audit execution of decision services
Work with Operational Decision Manager features that support decision governance, including the decision governance framework for decision services

Outline for Developing Rule Solutions in IBM Operational Decision Manager V8.6 Training

Course introduction
Introducing IBM Operational Decision Manager V8.6
Exercise: Operational Decision Manager in action
Getting started with business rule application development
Exercise: Setting up rule projects
Programming with business rules
Developing object models
Exercise: Working with the BOM
Exercise: Refactoring
Orchestrating ruleset execution
Exercise: Working with ruleflows
Authoring rules
Exercise: Exploring action rules
Exercise: Authoring action rules
Exercise: Authoring decision tables and decision trees
Customizing rule vocabulary with categories and domains
Exercise: Working with static domains
Exercise: Working with dynamic domains
Queries and ruleset extraction
Exercise: Queries and ruleset extraction
Debugging rules
Exercise: Executing rules locally
Exercise: Debugging a ruleset
Enabling tests and simulations
Exercise: Enabling tests and simulations
Managing deployment
Exercise: Managing deployment
Executing rules with Rule Execution Server
Exercise: Exploring the Rule Execution Server console
Exercise: Executing rules with Rule Execution Server in Java SE
Exercise: Executing rules with Rule Execution Server in Java EE
Exercise: Executing rules as a hosted transparent decision service (HTDS)
Auditing and monitoring ruleset execution
Exercise: Auditing ruleset execution through Decision Warehouse
Working with the REST API
Exercise: Working with the REST API
Introducing decision governance
Exercise: Working with decision services
Course summary